|Nulka Active Missile Decoy System|
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Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the Government has given First Pass approval to update the Nulka Active Missile Decoy launch capability under project SEA 1397 Phase 5B.
Nulka is a sophisticated anti ship missile defence system, jointly developed by Australia and the United States during the 1990s, and today is in service with the Royal Australian Navy and the navies of the United States and Canada.
By 2019, the Nulka system will be fitted to 166 ships worldwide, including protecting United States aircraft carriers.
“I am pleased to be able to announce that the Government has approved First Pass for SEA 1397 Phase 5B – Nulka launch sub-system upgrade, including around $45 million in funding,” Senator Johnston said.
“This project aims to update and replace the existing Nulka launch sub-system for Australian ships.”